Origin of sustentation
Related formssus·ten·ta·tion·al, adjectivesus·ten·ta·tive [suhs-tuh n-tey-tiv, suh-sten-tuh-tiv] /ˈsʌs tənˌteɪ tɪv, səˈstɛn tə tɪv/, adjectiveself-sus·ten·ta·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for sustentation
Colonel Digby's spirits depend much upon female support and sustentation.The Ladies|E. Barrington
Interest as connected with the sustentation of a certain mode of social life.A Critical Examination of Socialism|William Hurrell Mallock
The poor husbandman and artificer must labour all weathers for his living and the sustentation of his family.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
In Flanders there are permanent funds, &c. for the sustentation of the poor.
But the writer has perhaps learned to regard two glasses of meridian wine as but a moderate amount of sustentation.Dr. Wortle's School|Anthony Trollope